Introduction to Pleasant Grove, Utah
Pleasant Grove, Utah, in Utah county, is located 5 miles NW of Orem, Utah (center to center) and is 343 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is included in the Provo - Orem metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 23,468 people resided in Pleasant Grove.
Pleasant Grove History
Pleasant Grove was first settled on July 19, 1850 by Mormon pioneers called John Mercer, William H. Adams, and Philo T. Farnsworth. It was established as a small community on September 13, 1850. Pleasant Grove was incorporated on January 18, 1855 with 623 citizens. It was initially named as Battle Creek. Later on, it was renamed after a grove of cottonwood trees.
Pleasant Grove and nearby Attractions
- Battle Creek Fort
- Timpanogos Cave National Monument
- Mount Timpanogos Wilderness
- Uinta National Forest
- North American Museum of Ancient Life
- Utah Lake State Park
Things To Do In Pleasant Grove
Pleasant Grove offers easy access to Battle Creek Fort. History buffs should visit the museums like North American Museum of Ancient Life, Wheeler Historic Farm, UVSC Woodbury Art Museum, and Park City Museum. The Wasatch Mountain State Park, Deer Creek State Park, Utah Lake State Park, and Jordanelle State Park are less than half an hour's drive away. One can also plan a day trip to the Uinta National Forest. The city is home to many churches such as the Manila Church, First Baptist Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Pleasant Grove Transportation
One can avail of flights from Salt Lake City International Airport.
Pleasant Grove Higher Education
Brigham Young University, Salt Lake Community College, and Utah Valley State College are the centers of higher education.